Oct
3
2017

Apply now for learn grants, support lifelong learning

Learning Partners Advisory Council member Bonnie Stewart says she wants to see a future where ongoing learning is part of the fabric of life in PEI.

Stewart was the facilitator #LearnDay on September 30. New learn grants were announced at #LearnDay, and Islanders can now apply for these grants to support learning projects across the province at www.princeedwardisland.ca/learngrant. The deadline to apply is November 9.

“#LearnDay was successful in bringing people together to start new conversations about learning in PEI communities,” Stewart said. “Building relationships is a key to innovation and lifelong learning. Together, people can build towards the ideas that matter to them.”

#LearnDay was hosted by the Learning Partners Advisory Council and it was focused on motivating and empowering citizens and their communities to come together and collaborate to support learning in new and innovative ways.

Learn grants are open to any PEI-based project or collaboration focused on learning for the year 2018. Grants will be $500 to $1,000 for each project and a total of $10,000 will be awarded. Applications will have identifying information removed before being evaluated by a volunteer team. Those who were not at #LearnDay are still welcome to apply for a learn grant.

“Learn grants are available to support ideas and collaborations that promote learning at any age, anywhere, across PEI,” said Learning Partners Advisory Council co-chair Bill Whelan. “I ask Islanders to think about what they could do in our communities to support learners and to consider applying for a learn grant to help put these ideas into action.”

Media contact:

Katie MacDonald

katiemacdonald@gov.pe.ca

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